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Grammar Check For Open Office

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So you are trying to drop that MS Office habit but find yourself struggling thanks in part to features missing from Open Office (Oo) such as a solid grammar check feature. As it turns out, there is a solution for Oo users looking for this kind of functionality, be it about as ‘craptacular’ as the one for MS Office.

The problem is that grammar checkers in any form are a half-hearted solution to a larger problem. Another thing to consider is that the grammar check offered in this article does not underline mistakes as they do with misspelled words. This is due largely to the fact that this is an add-on rather part of the Oo bundle.

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re: Grammar checker

Exactly how sad is the state of public education when "Grammar checker" is a required feature?

What's next, the automatic shoe tying plugin?

re: Grammar checker

I can't speak for all of public education.

In my Computer Applications classes, I teach both Openoffice.org Writer and Microsoft Word. When teaching Microsoft Word, the first thing we do is turn off "check spelling and grammar as you type." A spell check isn't performed until the proofreading stage.

The Grammar checker in Microsoft Word is Word's most useless feature. None of my students find it useful or helpful. Even if it were well-implemented, it would be of limited utility.

For longer structured documents, Writer's powerful and convenient implementation of styles makes it a better tool than Word. For short documents, they're equal. The Grammar checker feature doesn't weigh-in.

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